“If you ask us for ideas, act on them” – Youth call out UN, world leaders on climate action The Youth Climate Action Summit brought youth climate champions together from more than 140 countries and territories to a platform to share their solutions on the global stage, and deliver a clear message to world leaders: …

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Walloped by heatwave, Greenland sees massive ice melt The heatwave that smashed high-temperature records in five European countries is now over Greenland, accelerating the melting of the island’s ice sheet and causing massive ice loss in the Arctic. How investing in early warning systems proves beneficial A team including Dr Bapon SHM Fakhruddin, Technical Director …

Disaster Risk Reduction and Open Data Newsletter – September 2019 EditionRead More »

A new national early warning system for cyclones would reduce the losses they cause to Samoa by as much as 80 per cent and pay for itself more than six times over, a new report has found. The authors, Dr. Fakhruddin and Schick are from Tonkin + Taylor International and the New Zealand Risk Interpretation …

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Technical Working Group on Sendai Hazard definitions and classification to be launched The new working group co-facilitated by the UNDRR and ISC is tasked with developing new hazard definitions and classifications and seeks input from stakeholders to ensure the list is robust and reflects the full spectrum of local and regional terminology. The most “unsexy” …

Disaster Risk Reduction & Open Data Newsletter| AUGUST 2019 EDITIONRead More »

Download for details: Schedule: 2-6 September 2019 | Bangkok, Thailand Course Overview Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is an essential management process and tool that allow project/program managers to track progress of project activities and capture results and value addition of the program to development agenda. In other words, it can help an organization, including managers …

Call for application: ADPC’s 1st Training Course on “Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in Disaster Risk Reduction”Read More »

Disasters disrupt normalcy and present challenges for development policies. The impacts of any disaster–whether triggered by climate change, natural hazards or other man-made events–can be compounded by decisions that intentionally or unintentionally amplify rather than reduce damage. Disasters have impacts across all sectors, necessitating multi- and trans-disciplinary research. The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Programme …

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From the 27th December 2018 the Solomon Islands experienced two weeks of intense rainfall due to the rapid succession of three tropical storms.  Firstly, a tropical depression that later turned into Cyclone Mona crossed the country bringing heavy downpours and high winds. This was followed by another tropical depression that formed nearby and lingered over …

China GEO/LODGD supports New Year Flood Impact in HoniaraRead More »